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Hospital, School, and Church Unite in Service to Community

March 01, 2003 / Jane Allen

While a hospital’s primary function is to provide health care services, its influence naturally extends into many other areas of community life. Not only is a hospital usually among a community’s largest employers, it is involved in business and civic organizations as well as a variety of other community functions and activities. When the hospital is an Adventist owned or managed facility, it also benefits local Adventist churches and schools.

Dropping In

February 01, 2003

Walla Walla General Hospital’s new MRI was “dropped” through the hospital’s roof and placed in its new home. Thanks to the new equipment, the facility now offers MRI services 24 hours a day.

Walla Walla General Hospital Helps Patients Get to Sleep

February 01, 2003 / Heather Wheeler

Walla Walla General Hospital recently opened a Sleep Lab designed to assist physicians with diagnosing a broad variety of sleep disorders. The goal of the new program is to provide a quality service that will monitor and evaluate patients for sleep disturbances and offer effective diagnosis and treatment. The new lab has two fully equipped stations for the monitoring and evaluation of patients, who will be paired with their primary care physicians for treatment.

Adventist Medical Center Receives Award from the United Way

Adventist Medical Center Shares Mission With Church

January 01, 2003 / Heather Wheeler

Adventist Medical Center (AMC) is passionate about sharing its mission of health and healing with the people of Portland, Ore.

And the facility is equally committed to ensuring that area Adventist pastors and church constituents are kept apprised of the hospital’s commitment to Christ-centered service.

AMC Welcomes Vice President

January 01, 2003 / Heather Wheeler

Carol Kunau, R.N., was recently appointed vice president of Patient Care Services for AMC, according to Deryl Jones, president and CEO of the hospital. In her new role, Kunau oversees all patient care areas of the facility.

Adventist Health Social Worker Offers Hope

December 01, 2002

Dealing with dozens of mothers who are often heartbreakingly under-aged and helplessly unprepared for the basics of motherhood would test most people’s faith.

For Bonnie Wicklund, however, such work is a daily reinforcement of her faith.

As a social worker at Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), Wicklund works with the hospital’s Tot Spot program, designed to help parents improve their parenting skills.

A Samaritan’s Journey to Afghanistan

November 01, 2002 / Heather Wheeler

“Later that night when we returned to the compound, we had our first of many orientations. You know, like at work. Where to look for land mines, which direction to run if tanks enter the city, etc.”

—From the Journal of Matthew Turney, M.D.

—From the Journal of Matthew Turney, M.D.